Podiatry Board of Australia - Podiatry professional capabilities
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Podiatry professional capabilities

The Podiatry Board of Australia’s (Board) Professional capabilities for podiatrists and Professional capabilities for podiatric surgeons (professional capabilities) identify the knowledge, skills and professional attributes needed to safely and competently practise as a podiatrist or podiatric surgeon in Australia.

They describe the threshold or minimum level of professional capability needed for registration as a podiatrist or podiatric surgeon.

The professional capabilities came into effect on 1 January 2022.

The video below introduces and provides an overview of the professional capabilities.


The professional capabilities can be downloaded from the table below.

Professional capabilities

Document name PDF   Accessible version Date of effect 
Professional capabilities for podiatrists PDF (176 KB)  Word version (436 KB,DOCX) 1 January 2022 
Professional capabilities for podiatric surgeons PDF (186 KB) Word version (476 KB,DOCX) 1 January 2022 

FAQs about the professional capabilities

To help practitioners understand the new professional capabilities, the Board has prepared some useful FAQs.

Document name PDF   Accessible version
Questions about the professional capabilities PDF (238 KB)  Webpage

Retired version

Podiatry competency standards (241 KB,PDF)

On 1 January 2022, the Podiatry competency standards were replaced by the Professional capabilities for podiatrists.

Page reviewed 20/05/2022